Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day 2019 will have exhibits about its industrial heritage and local wildlife, with guided walks to the world famous Mousehole Forge. For the more artistic among you, there will be an ‘open mic’ poetry walk with local poet Fay Musselwhite.
Meet volunteers from the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Sheffield Wildlife Trust and find out how you can become involved in helping to conserve your valley for future generations.
Three Parishes woodland events
Find out about the history, evolution and future of our woodlands
This event through-out September celebrates the woodland vision of the three parishes of Stocksbridge, Ecclesfield and Bradfield who are working together at a landscape scale to put forward an idea about the future for woodlands in the area. The events cover key themes of heritage, archaeology, woodland management, wildlife conservation and supporting species.
Our talks and walks are bookable so that we can plan for numbers and have your contact details should arrangements change due to bad weather;
Stocksbridge, Saturday 7th September, Inman Pavilion, Oxley Park
Ecclesfield, Saturday 14th September, Grenoside Woods/Reading Rooms
Bradfield, Saturday 21st September, High Bradfield St Nicolas’s Church
The Ecclesfield and Bradfield events are in the Heritage Open Days Programme:
For more information about any of the events (including whether events are accessible for those with limited mobility) please contact the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership Team:
T: 0114 2634 335
The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group was joined by the Action for Stannington group in a joint annual litter pick in Rivelin Valley on Sunday 28th April
Around 30 volunteers congregated at Havelock Dam and were given high vis, gloves, bags and litter pickers and instructions where to go.
The rubbish was then left at the side of the road to be collected by car and trailer and deposited in Rivelin Corn Mill car park to be collected by the Sheffield City Council
The two individuals in the picture are Graham Appleby (RVCG Chairman) and Scott Berg (RVCG member) who manned the car and trailer.
Sadly Hagg Hill was seemingly purposely littered again within minutes of being cleared therefore I returned today to clear it once more
Thank you to all the volunteers who attended and for returning all but one litter picker
The details have been sent to the Sheffield Star so keep a look out
One of the finds was a rather decent bicycle found dumped in shrubbery at the bottom of Stannington Road
If anyone has any idea of the possible owner, please let me know
Sheffield Environment Weeks programme is now online. Including the RVCG events http://www.sheffieldenvironment.org/events
Celebrating 28 yrs of RVCG. With a selection of food, refreshments and entertainment. £6 for members. Contact Graham Appleby 07850712988
Margaret Jackson will give a talk about the Rotherham Chapel on the Bridge
The RVCG will be hosting an event in Rivelin Park with family entertainment, an exhibition of the Rivelin Mills and Cutlery Trade, Rivelin Artists, a poetry walk with Fay Musselwhite where you will have an opportunity to read your own poem and several guided walks to the newly rejuvenated Mousehole Forge where world famous anvils were once produced.
Volunteers required – please contact Graham Appleby 07850712988
If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142307144
We have now installed marker posts at all 20 of the mills and dams along the Rivelin. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.
Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.
Now with even more pictures and information to guide you through this beautiful valley, this updated and extended edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...
"Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from: